After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.— Chi Chi Rodriguez
Fantastic Caddy quotations
I'm going to win so much money this year, my caddie will make the top twenty money-winners list.
Nobody but you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn't care, either.
Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something.
They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor.
Once when I'd been in a lot of bunkers, my caddie told me he was getting blisters from raking so much.
If it wasn't for golf, I'd probably be a caddie today.
I love baseball, but being here (in the United States), I've been able to play golf every day. I can't play in Japan because every course has caddies, and the caddies all want autographs and don't want to let me golf.
According to the Captain of The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, striking your opponent or caddie at St Andrews, Hoylake or Westward Ho! meant that you lost the hole, except on medal days when it counted as a rub of the green.
I don't know why that putt hung on the edge. I'm a clean liver. It must be my caddie.
I know you can be fined for throwing a club, but I want to know if you can get fined for throwing a caddie?
The reason I don't play golf is because I was a caddie when I was 13.
Women never gave up a golf ball that was lost somewhere in the trees and thicket and down through the poison ivy. It was during one of these searches that I vowed to the Lord above that if I ever earned enough money I would never set foot on a course again.
Golf took young kids like Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and myself out of the caddie ranks and gave us money and a little bit of fame and let us live in the tall cotton.
The life of a professional golfer is precarious at best.
Win, and they carry you to the clubhouse on their shoulders. Lose, and you pay the caddies in the dark.
Much of the fire with him [Ben Hogan] was lit by Byron Nelson, who came from the same town - the same caddie yard - and achieved fame and fortune several years ahead of Ben and who, as a kid, had always been popular and better liked than Ben. No puzzle at all.
In golf, a player can step and mar the line of his adversary's putt.
A player can also hit his adversary or his caddie intentionally with his ball and claim the hole - but it isn't usually done.
John's old Caddie had a huge engine that would qualify as a human rights violation if built today. It roared down the road, chugging gas and farting a blue cloud of dinosaur souls.
I would rather have a big burden and a strong back, than a weak back and a caddy to carry life's luggage.
Golf has become so manicured, so perfect.
The greens, the fairways. I don't like golf carts. I like walking. Some clubs won't let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart.
My caddy today was a Scot and he told me that he was cheering for Australia, which I thought was a bit harsh. But generally I've been amazed at how many people have come up to me here in Scotland and said: 'I've never really watched cricket before, but I was hooked all summer.' It's great.
I'm a tidy sort of bloke. I don't like chaos. I kept records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy, and pot in the pot box.
She'll soon forget." "Caddy," said Saffron impatiently, "she is headmistress of the private school! She's probably never forgotten anything in her whole life!
All my life I had a rapport with black caddies.
I think it's always when you go to caddie for another player, it's no different to when you start with a new player. The very most important thing is when you get the first opportunity to have a win is to try and show them that you know what you're doing. It's easier said than done.
I was a caddy. I also worked as a bouncer, selling Christmas trees at Frank's Nursery and before that, selling what they normally sell.
If it wasn't for golf, I'd probably still be a caddy.
Probably the best caddies are the smartest ones and the ones that are switched on mentally more than some of the others maybe.
I try to respect everybody out here: players, caddies, fans, media.
Golf was my first glimpse of comedy. I was a caddy when I was a kid. I was on the golf course rather than being in lessons, but I can play better now than I could then.
Just because you're a good caddie doesn't mean to say that you're the one that can put a player over the top. A good caddie doesn't necessarily help you've got to gel.
When you're told as a caddie we need to take a break, you're fired.
If you want me to come and caddie for you full time, you've got to sit down and do some hard work and do some hard yards because that's what I expect.
Every single guy that I've caddied, even guys that I've caddied for just here and there over the years has won tournaments. There's no one I've caddied for that hasn't won tournaments. So I guess when I caddie for someone, it's kind of a reassurance thing that Steve knows what it takes to get it done.
The truth is, the first golf club I owned was an old left-handed, wooden-shafted, rib-faced mashie that a fellow gave me, and that's the club I was weaned on. During the mornings we caddies would bang the ball up and down the practice field until the members arrived and it was time to go to work. So I did all that formative practice left-handed. But I'm a natural right-hander.
The player may experiment about with his swing, his grip, his stance.
It is only when he begins asking his caddie's advice that he is getting on dangerous ground.
"The caddie will only drink the more if overpaid," you say.
Indeed! and to what good purpose do you apply the money you grudge to the poor? Is there something nobler in your gout and dyspepsia than in my caddie's red nose?